Dates and Prices
$695 CDN includes ski guiding in Roger's Pass, hut accommodation for 2 nights, wilderness passes, 2 evening dinners . Goods & Services Tax (GST) is extra. Not included: ski equipment, avalanche safety equipment, transportation, breakfast or lunches (an optional meals package with 3 lunches and snacks and 2 breakfast is available for an additional $76 plus tax).
Trip Cancellation Insurance is available through the Simpson Group.
Is it for you?
This complex backcountry ski program is limited to participants 19 years and older unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and in which case approval must be given by Yamnuska Mountain Adventures' chief guide.
Roger's Pass skiers must have backcountry skiing and ski touring experience and be advanced or high intermediate skiers in very good physical condition. In the Yamnuska context a minimum would be prior participation on 'Intro to Backcountry Skiing', or 'AST 2' or equivalent training and experience.
'Advanced or high intermediate' means that you are comfortable making parallel turns on most terrain at a ski hill and that you have enough ski skills to deal safely with all but the most extreme terrain found at a ski hill (that is to say you can stop, turn around, then traverse out of areas you can't handle).
You must be in very good aerobic shape, as you will have to 'skin' up everything you ski down. You will get a good workout each day from ski touring uphill so you need to be ready for big elevation days. You will be skiing with a daypack containing your lunch, water, avalanche gear, and spare clothing. This program is not suitable for those new to ski touring. There may be steep uphill turns and traverses that the novice ski tourer will no doubt find challenging.
Are you a Powder Hound? Roger's Pass in the Selkirk Mountains west of Golden, BC is widely known as Canada's backcountry skiing and ski touring Mecca. It never seems to stop snowing in Roger's Pass. With steep slopes and complex terrain, the area can be intimidating with many people prefering to explore it with a ski guide. Advanced skiers will be introduced to touring and skiing 'The Pass' by one of our certified ski guides who will show you the classic ski tours and lines in the area. Glaciated ascents, wide open bowls and fantastic treed and gladed skiing await the fortunate advanced skier in Roger's Pass.
Can't make our weekend ski trip dates? Our certified ski guides are available for private ski guiding in Roger's Pass and surrounding areas. Visit our Private Ski Guiding Page link here.